Clemence Shaw (c.1895-1920)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


Clemence Shaw was born in Holmfirth, the son of printer's machine man Fred H. Shaw and his wife Mary.

He served in the 1/4th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers but was discharged in July 1917 after loosing 4 toes to frost bite and suffering epileptic fits. His service record noted that he was "industrious and trustworthy".

He died in February 1920 after apparently injuring his head during a fit whilst walking home from work.